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Hello I have posted on this forum before. I have wide spread arthritis including neck and upper spine. About 5 weeks ago I saw a rheumatologist on advice of my GP. Outcome was Mild Fibromyalgia (12 our of 18 trigger points) against a background of Osteoarthritis. I was also found to be slightly low on B12 and am now on a course of B12 tablets. I also have glaucoma, rhinitis,asthma underactive thyroid and IBS gasritis and Diverticulosis. I have suffered from anxiety but have that more or less under control now likewise the IBS as I am on a low fodmap diet. The pain in my neck and this shoulders has got worse in the last 2/3 months. I know that fibro can also cause headaches like wise the rhinitis especially now in hayfever season when I usually get more in the way of symptoms. I am now getting headaches a lot (although I have always been headache sufferer tension and migraine) since my 20s and I am now 71. I am not sure what is causing them neck, fibro, hayfever or combination of all . My question is those who have headaches as part of their fibromyalgia can you describe what they are like. I am having tension type headaches could be on the right or left or all over head together with neck and shoulder pain. The hot weather and thunder storms we have been having don't help. I also get a muscle type and sometimes burning pain at the top of one arm although this might be due to holding a phone or kindle for too long (technology has a lot to answer at times). I get a shooting pain over from back to crown of head if I bend over suddenly but it only lasts around a minute. I am planning to go back to gp and ask for fresh xrays or mri on neck and shoulders. So hard to get an appointment unless you call dead on 8am and wait in the queue. Don't often feel like doing this most mornings due to pain. You can usually book on line but one gp is away so no appointments on line at the moment. Can anyone relate to this and offer any solutions. Might have to call in the 8am queue call but always feel bad thinking if you want an appointment that day you must be ill.
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